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Monday, May 14, 2012

Everyday Happiness



The theme at Creative Tuesdays this week is Everyday Happiness.
That made me think of the little things that bring a smile to my face.
The problem with drawing that theme, is that there are a lot of little things
that fit that for me!  That's one of the things I love to do...take notice
of simple pleasures and beauty around me every day.
So I listed a few...and drew them, too!


If you'd like to join the group, this theme is due Tuesday evening, the 15th.
To visit the Creative Tuesday blog, click HERE!

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    1. Even though blogger does seem dead today
      So maybe there was no hip with my hurray
      And look at you rhyming away
      With what you say
      The cat likes that
      And might purr or leave you a nice plump rat
      But the something sweet to eat
      You can keep such a treat
      Still not going there
      At my lair
      Well maybe the cat
      As he likes that
      Eats them away at the other shore
      Great showing once more

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    2. I saw you lurking minutes ago
      and wondered when you would show!
      lol.

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    3. yes, it is very quiet.
      Everyone must be asleep
      or have taken their mother out to eat.
      ha.

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    4. Yeah I was lurking and looking
      While Orlin had my time booking
      As he wanted to be brushed over and over
      Even on the butt like rover
      I guess they all must be asleep
      Or out and about counting sheep

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    5. I have five wanting that right now.
      Holy Cow.
      How did this happen?
      Still say I should ship some to Bush #3.

      I got a lot of Error 503
      when trying to go on a comment spree.
      So blogger is off visiting it's mother
      and making commenting a real bother!

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    6. hahaha five at once is a ton
      Have lots of fun
      You can keep them all
      For Orlin would chase them from his hall

      I am getting that crap too
      In my view
      Over and over
      Once more proving blogger is run by some dumb rover

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  2. Your artwork is utterly charming! Happy Mother's Day, Betsy.

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    1. thanks, helen! I hope you've have a special day!

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  3. Just wanted to wish you a happy mommy's day!! xo

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    1. thanks, jax...I did have a nice day! :)

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    2. Did they make you breakfast in bed???

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    3. No, but they did make lunch and gave presents...and did the dishes! :)

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    4. Ohh, that sounds so nice!! Clean dishes too? Lucky lady!! Glad you had a nice day :)

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  4. Wait! I was so excited about being second at first I didn't see that Pat rhymed. Scared me for a minute.
    You are so right. It is the small, simple things in life that bring such joy.

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    1. haha..Pat ALWAYS rhymes...and I rhyme back.
      but beware...it's like a sickness that attacks.
      :)

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    2. A sickness you like
      As every now and then, more and more, you take the rhyming hike

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    3. that is true.
      I do it almost as much as you.
      It's an addiction
      or maybe an affliction?
      ha.

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    4. Do a 10,000 post in rhyme
      Then you will really be sublime
      And it may even get all out of your system as well
      Or make you rhyme even more at your cell
      Bringing bloody wanker about
      As you shout..haha

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  5. Love this Betsy....You know I relate to all your happy moments. I wanted so bad to do a collage, because of so many things that are my everyday happies...but crazy week with my trip...so I just slapped together one stetch that makes me happy.

    I have to confess....no one is as busy as you, and you still come up with masterpieces week after week. That's what I love about you...You make me happy.

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    1. I almost did just one thing, too...there are so many to choose from! :) Thanks, Wanda. I've found that Sunday afternoon is a good time for me to relax and work on my sketch. During the week I have too many chores calling my name! haha.

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  6. The small, everyday things in life really are the best! Great artistic rendition!

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    1. yes, I totally agree! This one was really fun to do!

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  7. love it Betsy! a sweet and creative post! yep, theres lots of little ordinary things that can make a day an extraordinary pleasure, but it takes time to notice them. You do it well!

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    1. Thanks, Martha...it's kind of fun to do since they are so simple and might be overlooked! :)

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  8. this is great Betsy. You do such a nice job with the drawings, came out great. I do have to say though, I saw sweet to eat and then there was feet, which I was like ok, but then saw it right. But you know what I learned in that moment….that pat's ruined feet for me forever more with those zombie feet over at his shore lol. This is very nice Betsy and hope you had a wonderful Mother's day, which of course translates, hope you had fun with your family and got a lot of nice gifts:)

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    1. hahaha...oh, now that is SO funny! Yes, maybe next time I do this type of page I'll have to take a second look at my placement of words and pictures. ha. Yes, let's blame it on Pat. Good idea!

      I did have a really nice day...and all of you sending my nice wishes was icing on the cake. :) thanks so much.

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  9. love this draws look special and nice Betsy, love the everyday. things. make me happy too:))

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    1. Thanks, Gloria...lots of little things that you like, too!

      Did you have a nice day?

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    2. yep! was quiet and nice. what more?
      ha,ha
      i was to see my mom yesterday was nice!
      sure you have a nice day too!

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    3. yes, I had a nice and quiet day, too...just like I wanted. :)

      you photo of your babies sure is cute!

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    4. oh the babies grow so fast Betsy can you believe they will 18th in june Lol i cant believe!

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    5. they do grow up...way too fast. Makes me sad! :(

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    6. ha! we write almost the same Betsy!!
      I missed when they were babies!

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    7. ugh..me, too! hahaha. We should have had these babies when we were 20. What were we thinking? lol.....

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    8. maybe we dont thinking lol
      oh dear I have to iron:(
      ha like cinderella the day is over:(
      have nice dreams!

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    9. haha..yes, it's over here, too.

      good night! xo

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  10. smiles...i like your list...and there are so many little things every day that can surely bring happiness to our lives....think i will pass on the pink toes but i would not mind the bubble bath...smiles. happy mothers day!

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    1. ok...you can have the bath.
      I'll keep the pink toes.
      They look better on me anyway.
      lol.

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  11. I really like your list. :)

    Have you read "1000 Gifts"? Email me your address and I'll send you a book. I have a couple extra.

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    1. There's a book? haha...I didn't even know! Is this where the lists have come from on the blogs? How fun! I'd love a copy...I'll email you. Thanks, Martha!

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    2. *strawberry plants
      *leaves on the trees
      *mascara
      *colored markers
      *baby spit

      :)

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    3. mascara...lol...now that is something we should all be thankful for...although I'm not wearing any today....very rare for me! haha.

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  12. I really like your list too.

    www.modernworld4.blogspot.com

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    1. Why, thank you Gina! And I'm glad you came to visit! :)

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  13. Enjoy your day !
    Best regards from France,

    Pierre

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  14. Oh yes...your list could be my list! Happy Mother's Day to you.

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  15. That's sweet presentation from you... its the little things that keeps the cheer everyday than the one special occasion.

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    1. exactly...the add up to be more than the occasional occasion, right? :)

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  16. All these make me very happy indeed! Yay!! Gorgeous poster, Betsy! Take care
    x

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    1. thanks, dear kitty. I really enjoyed doing this one! Maybe a frame? Not sure yet. Maybe I'll put it on my memo board. :)

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  17. Hi Betsy .. I'm with Old Kitty et al .. I love the birds singing so early in the morning and then through the day .. long spring and summer days .. great art work ... cheers Hilary

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    1. thanks, Hilary. I'm still having to dig you out of the blogger spam every day! haha..but no worries..when I see you've commented I go and get you out of there! :) I had a new bird singing in our trees last night. I hope he comes back so I can identify him! :)

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  18. This is truly lovely Betsy and such a fabulous interpretation. Well done to you for putting them altogether in such a beautiful way.

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    1. thanks, linda...it's going to be fun to see them all tomorrow. And I loved your 'tea', too! :)

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  19. This reminds me of My Favorite Things from sound of music. All lovely everyday things to make you happy. :)

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    1. oh, I love that song. I should draw one just for the lyrics! :)

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  20. Betsy, we are in the side bar if you want see us LOL
    the sheeps

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    1. LOL! Your sheep are talking to me? Ha...you crack me up.
      ok...I'll come and see!

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    2. Oh, they are cute! Very woolly. :) Thanks for posting them! haha.

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    3. They said me: We are sure we would be happy with Betsy in her Zoo, she is very nice:))

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    4. hahaha...I need sheep at my zoo! oh, wouldn't the neighbors love that?! lol.

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    5. But your grass would be beauty!! and you dont to cut it! LOL

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    6. haha..Oh, that is so true! Then the neighbors would want to borrow them! hahaha. And when I give the five men their haircuts, I would do the sheep, too! haha.

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    7. of course! You are an expert:))

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    8. haha...maybe the sheep would sit still better then the boys? I'm always saying "stop wiggling!" lol.

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  21. Totally agree with your list - I might add chocolate and reading your blog, though that might be hard to draw!

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    1. definitely chocolate...I need to make a page 2! :)

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  22. Wishing I could comment in rhyme...
    Oh well....maybe next time...
    I never have anything witty to say...
    But, ALWAYS sending Cheers your way...

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. fabulous rhyming there linda!
      Pat will be proud!
      lol.

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  23. Everyone of those things make me smile, too, Betsy! AND, your drawing and listing of them! blessings ~ Tanna

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  24. I only have the singing bird daily, the rest would be a real treat! Enjoyed you beautiful artwork Betsy.

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    1. thanks oceangirl...and it's a treat to have you visit!

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  25. I LOVE THIS! So much fun!!!! Really truly clever!

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    1. just the simple everyday stuff we all love, right? :)

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  26. This is totally AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love it....

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    1. thanks so much heather dear. :)

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  27. This piece is so inspirational Betsy, love your thoughts on this and a beautiful piece too!

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  28. Oh, that's very very cu te. Like the lettering too. That's a really great interpretation too. Yes, pretty well sums up the good things in your daily life, doesn't it, Betsy? :) Now, call me somber, but I can't help but think of what your take might be on everyday surprise, for example,..like, two shows on at the same time and so on. :) Love your focusing on the positives there! Keep it up. TY for taking the time doing this too. Must have taken a while!

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    1. Yes, it does sum up the good things...but I had to pare it down a little. Still had quite a few I wanted to add! ha. Two music CD's at once? Oh, now that is not a surprise...that is daily life, too....just not on the happiness list. lol.... Besides, nothing surprises me anymore... :)

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  29. you know, I particualrly lie your cake rendition there. :)

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    1. It does look like your type of cake, doesn't it? With jam in between the layers, to boot! ha.

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  30. what a great compendium of delightful things! reminds me of the Julie Andrews song somewhat

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